I’ve chosen a quote from the Bible – “Blessed are the peacemakers”. This was one of the first things that came to mind when I was thinking about peace.
Working for peace is never easy, and for those who give their lives to the struggle for peace the idea that they are blessed (happy) might seem far from the truth within the day-to-day reality of conflict. The quote continues, promising that the peacemakers will be called children of God. This is indeed something to be happy about.
I hope that this quilt will demonstrate that, when the work of dozens of individuals is put together, something extraordinary can result. Without each individual, the whole would be less than it could have been.
Without each individual working and campaigning for it, peace will continue to elude us.
Peace be with you.
Liz Hassall
Flamborough, East Yorkshire